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Criterion in April 2018: Virgin Suicides, Dead Man and a Bevy of Bergman

Apologies for the lateness of this posting, but since it's just you and me here, devoted fans of classy and extremely well-presented home video, allow me to say: the Criterion Collection's lineup is getting more and more exciting! In April 2018, the company plans to release two strikingly different black and white films: Leo McCarey's wonderful comedy The Awful Truth, starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne and Ralph Bellamy; and Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, his first period picture, starring Johnny Depp. Sofia Coppola's strikingly subduedl The Virgin Suicides and Sergei Parajanov's The Color of Pomegranates -- about which I know nothing -- and a bevy of Bergman. The latter is part of Criterion's no-frills Eclipse line and will allow fans of the fab Ingrid Berman to...

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This is what French ‘Muggles’ will be called in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Harry Potter universe is a sprawling, and dense world, full of its own unique mythology. That universe has not slowed a bit since the main series concluded back in 2011, with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them carrying the torch. The movie introduced some new ideas, as well as terminology, for fans to soak in. Through the first film starring Newt Scamander, we learned that the American term for ‘Muggle’ was ‘Nomaj’. Now, in Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we will delve into the world of magic in France where we are also are introduced to a brand-new type of ‘Muggle’ – the French variety: Non-Magique.

Talking to EW, director David Yates talks a little bit about this uncharted corner of the wizarding world:

“[The wizarding world in Paris is] quite glamorous, it’s quite beautiful. There’s a community that lives alongside the muggle community, it’s much freer than in New York,
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Fantastic Beasts 2 Director Shares the French Word for Muggle

Fantastic Beasts 2 Director Shares the French Word for Muggle
Fans got their first look at Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald last month with new photos of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), and today we have some intriguing new details about the story. It has long since been confirmed that this sequel will be set in France, and in a new interview, director David Yates revealed what the word for "muggle" is in French. Last year's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them revealed that the American equivalent of muggle is "no-maj," and the French term is quite similar: "Non-magique." A Muggle is a non-magical person, or a regular human being.

Harry Potter fans also learned in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that the magical community in the United States is quite different than the U.K. with a distinct and rather strict separation between the magicians and the "no-maj" citizens. Director David Yates,
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Here’s What You Can Stream With Your Amazon Prime Membership in February

Put your Amazon Prime membership to good use next month by watching these new titles. Have a pre-Valentine’s Day date night in by streaming the Golden Globe winning “3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” on Feb. 13. Follow it up with Chris Pine’s 2009 “Star Trek” movie on Feb. 14. You can watch Season 4 of “Mozart in the Jungle” also on Valentine’s Day, plus the Adam Driver-starrer “Logan Lucky.” You can also catch Season 1B of Amazon’s Original Series “The Tick” on Feb. 23, and catch “Murder on the Orient Express” with Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp...
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Fantastic Beasts 2 To Introduce A “Glamorous” Wizarding Community, According To David Yates

When one thinks of Paris, it becomes easy to fall back on a series of stereotypes – cheese, wine, romance, the Eiffel Tower…that kinda’ thing.

But for director David Yates, the City of Lights represents so much more. Currently in the process of steering Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald toward its November 2018 release, Yates spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his magical prequel, and how it features a “glamorous” wizarding community that happily co-exists with the Muggle population. A far cry from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, then.

Speaking of regular old humans, it turns out the French word for Muggle/Nomaj is pretty simple: “Non–magique.”

The wizarding world in Paris is quite glamorous, it’s quite beautiful. There’s a community that lives alongside the Muggle community, it’s much freer than in New York, where there’s segregation. Paris is a bit like England, actually,
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Fantastic Beasts 2: French Word For Muggle Sounds Much Better Than ‘No-Maj’

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them introduced “no-maj” as the American term for muggle, someone who in the world of Harry Potter lacks any magical ability. As the setting moves beyond the United States in the sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, moviegoers will become acquainted with the French phrase: “non-magique,” which of course translates as “non-magical.” Simple, elegant and to the point.

Related: Radcliffe Addresses Fantastic Beasts’ Johnny Depp Controversy
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Release New Images

Warner Bros. have released a batch of new images from ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald‘. The much-anticipated sequel to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘, the new images reveal a few interesting bits about sequel, including the setting and how long after the original the film takes place. We recently learned from the first full look the the cast that Johnny Depp would be returning as the titular character, as well as the surprise casting of Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore. The new images, which feature a few familiar faces, confirm one big detail–a large part of the film will take place in Paris.

The first shot, which seems to be early from the first act (it might actually be the inciting incident itself) sees Eddie Redmayne‘s Newt holding a postcard form an unknown recipient. My bet is that this is from Law’s Dumbledore.
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‘Muscle Shoals’: Nancy Wilson Named Executive Music Producer, Bettina Gilois To Write Johnny Depp-Produced Series

Rock'n'roll legend Nancy Wilson has joined Global Road Entertainment’s limited music drama series Muscle Shoals as Executive Music Producer via her Roadcase Productions shingle, and Emmy-nominated Bettina Gilois (Bessie) has signed on to write the drama, which is in development, based on Rick Hall's autobiography The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame. Muscle Shoals hails from Johnny Depp and Christie Dembrowski's Infinitum Nihil, Richard Branson's…
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10 Back to the Future Facts You Never Knew

10 Back to the Future Facts You Never Knew
1.21 Gigawatts! Run for it, Marty! It's one of the most quotable movies from the 1980s, filled with comedy, action, history, rock n' roll, and science. He's trapped in 1955 and he needs to get back to 1985, the year of Huey Lewis and the News and Pepsi Free. And only Doctor Emmett Brown can help him get Back... to the Future! Here we look at 10 things you never knew about Back to The Future.

The Original Marty McFly.

It's arguably the best-known part of the Back to the Future lore. Director Robert Zemeckis wanted Michael J. Fox to play the lead, but the young actor was simply too tied up with the hit sitcom Family Ties. So the acclaimed star of the movie Mask, Eric Stoltz, was cast as Marty McFly instead. What's lesser known is exactly how much of the movie was shot with Stoltz, who learned to skateboard and play guitar for the part.
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‘The Virgin Suicides’ & ‘Dead Man’ Coming To Criterion This Spring

The good folks at The Criterion Collection keep coming up with ways to get us to part with our hard earned dollar, and their April lineup is designed to do just that. So let’s roll up our sleeves and dive right in…

Kicking things off is Jim Jarmusch‘s cult favorite “Dead Man.” The Johnny Depp starring existential western won’t be overflowing with extras — poetry readings, interviews, select scene audio commentary — but you’ll want to pay top dollar for the new, 4K restoration so you can soak up every frame of Robby Müller‘s exquisite cinematography, and hear every note of Neil Young‘s score.

Continue reading ‘The Virgin Suicides’ & ‘Dead Man’ Coming To Criterion This Spring at The Playlist.
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See Newt, Tina, Hot Dumbledore, and More in These New Fantastic Beasts 2 Photos

We might have to wait one more year for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - to hit theaters, but thankfully the studio has blessed us with plenty of magical distractions to keep us busy. The latest is a bunch of new photos of the cast, which we can't get enough of. There's a closer look at the movie's exciting new characters (including another shot of Jude Law's dashing young Dumbledore), as well as a glimpse of the film's controversial villain, Grindelwald. This isn't the first time we've gotten a sneak peek at the sequel, either. Warner Bros. has been releasing some key details about the new movie over the past few months (like what the plot will be about back in July), but these photos are far and away the most revealing look at the next installment in Newt Scamander's (Eddie Redmayne) story.
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Johnny Depp Jams With Joe Perry, Slash & Duff McKagan

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[[tmz:video id="0_4ffw0c3d"]] Q: What's better than Johnny Depp and Joe Perry jamming onstage together? A: Depp, Perry, Slash And Duff McKagan shredding on stage together! It happened Tuesday night at the Roxy on Sunset, where Perry was holding a release party for "Sweetzerland Manifesto" -- his first solo album in almost in a decade. Johnny and Joe already jam part-time together in the Hollywood Vampires, but they've only played with the GnR rockers a handful of times.
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Spotlight: Robert F Kennedy Memorial's Celebrity Supporters

Also known as the Rfk Center for Justice and Human Rights.

Dedicated to advancing the human rights movement through providing innovative support to courageous human rights defenders around the world.

Through long-term partnerships and cutting edge methods, the charity assists advocates who have won the Rfk Human Rights Award to boldly confront injustice in support of human freedom. It supports investigative journalists and authors who bring light to injustice and encourage the human rights movement through the Rfk Book and Journalism Awards. Its Speak Truth to Power program educates the public on the value of the human rights and the courage of its defenders.

The facility was established by Kerry Kennedy in 1988.

Ms. Kennedy started working in the field of human rights in 1981 when she investigated abuses committed by U.S. immigration officials against refugees from El Salvador. Since then, her life has been devoted to the pursuit of justice,
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Each Of The Five Fantastic Beasts Movies Will Be Set In A Different City

Proving that the ongoing Harry Potter prequel saga will be a globe-trotting affair, Warner Bros. has confirmed that each of the five Fantastic Beasts movies will take place in a different city.

Word comes by way of Entertainment Weekly, who spoke to director David Yates about The Crimes of Grindelwald…and beyond. Truth be told, the fantastical sequel has come under fire recently due to its decision to stand by Johnny Depp, who clinched the coveted role of Gellert Grindelwald despite allegations of domestic abuse.

David Yates, J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, and even Amber Heard have all chimed in with their at times conflicting thoughts, but the reality of the situation is that Depp will likely remain a fixture of the Fantastic Beasts franchise from this point on, even as Warner’s spinoff series begins to expand into different territories. New York and Paris have already been scratched off the
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Johnny Depp And Bono Perform Duet At Shane MacGowan’s Birthday Bash

Johnny Depp and Bono took the stage at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Monday night in celebration of Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday. Joined by a star-studded lineup of musical guests, including Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie and Sinead O’Connor, the pair honoured The Pogues punk band singer with an Irish-inspired duet, where Bono sang and Depp played the
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Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander in new image from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Pottermore has revealed a new image for the Harry Potter spin-off prequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald which sees Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander receiving a postcard from Paris; take a look here…

See Also: Daniel Radcliffe weighs in on the Johnny Depp Fantastic Beasts controversy

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested,
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A Parisian Adventure Is Afoot In New Pic For Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

A great Parisian adventure is afoot in the all-new image for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Warner Bros. and David Yates’ magical sequel that’s been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

It’s a controversy that can be traced all the way back to Johnny Depp’s involvement in the Harry Potter prequel, after the Pirates of the Caribbean actor clinched the role of Gellert Grindelwald, arch-enemy and one-time lover of the great Albus Dumbledore.

Since his contentious addition to the cast, David Yates, J.K. Rowling and even Amber Heard have each addressed the elephant in the room, and just last week, Daniel Radcliffe (Aka the Boy Who Lived) broke his silence about Depp’s role and, well, let’s just say the former Potter star didn’t pull any punches.

Whether Johnny Depp truly deserves to be a part of The Crimes of Grindelwald is
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Daniel Radcliffe Responds To Johnny Depp’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Casting Controversy

As #MeToo and #TimesUp continues to sweep through Hollywood, one actor who has so far been largely spared is Johnny Depp. Despite allegations by Amber Heard of domestic abuse and assault, Depp has continued to notch high profile roles, including in Kenneth Branagh‘s hit, “Murder On The Orient Express,” and the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” The latter in particular has raised many eyebrows and criticisms, which some calls to recast the role, but Depp has been vigorously defended by director David Yates and author J.K.

Continue reading Daniel Radcliffe Responds To Johnny Depp’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Casting Controversy at The Playlist.
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‘Voldemort: Origins of the Heir’ Is Here to Tell You About to Harry Potter Villain’s Early Years — Watch

In the many years since “Wizard People, Dear Reader” first introduced “Harry Potter” aficionados to the possibilities of fan creations, there’s been a distinct lack of similarly worthwhile endeavors. Here to fill that void is “Voldemort: Origins of the Heir,” a 52-minute fan-made film exploring the early years of He Who Must Not Be Named. Watch below.

Read More:‘Voldemort: Origins of the Heir’ Trailer: Fan-Made Harry Potter Prequel Looks Amazing

According to the long-gestating project’s website, the filmmakers found themselves wondering, “What made Tom Riddle become Voldemort? What happened in those years, and what really went down at Hogwarts when he came back? There are some clues in the books which have not been transposed at all in the movies, but a lot goes unspoken. This is the story we want to tell: the rise of the Dark Lord before Harry Potter and his first demise.”

Read More:‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Stolen,
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10 Things About The Shawshank Redemption You Never Knew

10 Things About The Shawshank Redemption You Never Knew
The Shawshank Redemption. It's one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever made, forever linked to the already impressive filmographies of Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Here we look at 10 things you never knew about The Shawshank Redemption.

It's not a biopic.

Ok, of course this is something you already knew about The Shawshank Redemption but as the movie was gearing up for production, this was actually very unclear. Frank Darabont had to shorten the movie's name from King's original title, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, after agents kept pitching actresses for the lead.

Stephen King licensed the story for a dollar.

Since 1976, the prolific author has offered the Dollar Baby deal. The Master of Horror will let aspiring filmmakers adapt his short stories for a single U.S. dollar. Contrary to how some have interpreted this, King still retains the rights to the stories. It's more of a license for noncommercial use.
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